Dec 9, 2013 1:00am PST
making outrageous comments about hillary clinton would it have been in the b section >> no. it would be on the front page. when you go after a conservative woman that's not the same outrage. we can't live in a society where there's only certain, you know, words or people if you go after that's crossed the lined and unacceptable. i want people to be judged on their show and whether or not it's a good show. we all make mistakes. we're all going to make makes. >> i'm with that. you make mistakes and i said last week you say you're sorry, and that's great. but in this case, rick, i can't help but think that it affected the show and it would affect his performance going forward. >> his show was bad all along. he's been saying terrible things all along. >> going back to five years ago when march shin bashir was suspended at abc to going an asian-american journalist comments and making comments on how they dressed. the ultimate question, takeaway question here is this going to affect the tone of other people at msnbc and elsewhere in a cable culture that i would say encourages pretty hot talk.
Dec 2, 2013 1:00am PST
interviewing hillary clinton asking if they were going to be pimping out chelsea clinton. he said i don't understand what's happening here. somebody must have pictures of phil griffin. >> griffin the misnbc president. come back to the hiring of alec baldwin, an actor and comedian unaware of the fact a weekly he's had anger issues in the past. do you get shocked over this? >> you can't compare all these three things. the cbs thing is a genuine journalistic miscarriage. the alec baldwin thing, he'd barely been on the air at all and he is a loose cannon. they probably thought differently of it very quickly after hiring him, whether he had done that or not. then you have the martin bashir thing, which was really quite different. he was making a very legitimate point about sarah palin. >> let's back up for people who haven't been following. sarah palin had given a speech in which she compared the national debt and owing money to china to slavery. a lot of people didn't like that. i said this in the beginning, it is fair game to criticize sarah palin, fox news contributor, over that, but let's